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What is my video storage?

Learn what your Restream cloud storage is and what it does.

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Use Restream cloud storage to upload and store videos for future streaming, video clips for mid-stream playback, and past stream recordings for repurposing.


What is Restream storage?

Storage can host several videos for you to use in your upcoming lives, as well as store your recordings for you to download. The limits will depend on your subscription plan.

Although it's not a replacement for your hard drive or other backups, this solution is perfect for storing clips like pre-rolls or queuing recorded videos to go live.

Whether you play your videos in Studio or schedule them to go live automatically, you will enjoy server-side reliability and maximum video performance. You won't have to depend on your connection for smooth quality; our servers will do the work.


How you can use Uploads

You can upload or import videos from your desktop or mobile device, Descript, Google Drive, Dropbox, and YouTube. Learn more about the ideal settings for videos here.

If you click the three dots under any uploaded video, you will have the options to:

  1. Schedule it to go live automatically.

  2. Download it in case you lost the original file.

  3. Trim it with our internal tool.

  4. See its details, like its resolution and bitrate.

  5. Rename it to something that helps you recognize it.

  6. Delete it when you no longer need it.


How you can use Recordings

The Recordings tab will provide a list of any recordings you have created with Restream.

If you click the three dots under any recording, you will have the options to:

  1. Schedule it to go live automatically.

  2. Download it for long-term storage.

  3. Trim it with our internal tool.

  4. See its details, like its resolution and bitrate.

  5. Export and edit in Descript.

  6. Rename it to something that helps you recognize it.

  7. Delete it when you no longer need it.


Requirements

  • Uploading videos is available for all Restream users, but the maximum video size and storage amount varies per Restream plan.

  • The required video formats for uploads are MP4, MOV, M4V or MKV.

  • If your original file is in an unsupported format, you can use our free conversion tool to turn it into MP4 before uploading it.

  • You need a paid Restream plan to create and access recordings.

  • Recordings will expire after 15 or 30 days, depending on your plan, so make sure to download them in time.

  • Uploads never expire unless you manually delete them.

💡 Unlock the full potential of your storage and schedule videos to go live

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